February, 2012

Take a “LEAP!” How to Build an Urban Garden—No Experience Necessary

A Wildlife-Friendly DMV Garden Edition and Contest (see very bottom for details) Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the …

NWF Legal Victory for Florida Panther Leads to Greater Protections for Salmon, Whales and Sea Turtles

In 2005, National Wildlife Federation celebrated a major legal victory (pdf) in our fight to save the Florida panther. The case was a landmark moment for NWF, as the court …

Bison and calf by Dick Forehand

6 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Bison

The bison, shaggy behemoth of the Great Plains, despite weighing as much as a ton, can race up to 40 mph, jump up to 6 feet vertically and can quickly …

Young Reporters for the Environment Program Coordinators Gather in Turkey

Kusadasi, Turkey was the location for the annual meeting of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program this February. Two members of NWF’s Eco-Schools USA team had the …

Undermining the Endangered Species Act in the Bay-Delta Estuary

The House of Representatives is poised to vote on H.R. 1873, the “San Joaquin Water Reliability Act”. Touted as a bill that will ease access to water for Californians, the …

Reminders of Frogs, Five Leap Years Past

Wednesday is Leap Day, which got me to thinking about one of my favorite jumping critters – frogs. Growing up with about 10 acres of woods behind my house and …

Inhofe’s New Book: I Hate Regulation, Therefore I Deny Climate…

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is refreshingly candid in his new book, The Greatest Hoax, admitting that he only fights climate science because he hates climate solutions. As E&E News’ Jean …

Have Fun With Frogs This Leap (Frog) Day!

Leap day is almost here!  Take some time this February 29th to leap into fun with frogs. Nearly a third of the world’s amphibian species, including frogs, are now threatened. …

Nine Community College Faculty Gather in Virginia to Integrate NASA Tools into their Curriculum

Last Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) hosted a professional development institute in Reston, Virginia, at NWF HQs for the …

Guest Post: A Bare Bear Brook Park

Eric Orff is a wildlife biologist. He retired from New Hampshire Fish and Game in 2007 after a 31 year career as a biologist. He currently is a consultant to …

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